The Church Health Center Visit Church Health Center
The Church Health Center’s mission is to “reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.” In addition to providing low-cost health care to thousands of uninsured Memphians, the Church Health Center promotes healthy lifestyles with a wellness center that includes a fitness area and a demonstration kitchen.
This summer, Bring It Food Hub and the Church Health Center collaborated to host a series of six cooking demonstrations at the Wellness Facility called “Bring It. Cook It. Take It.” During the evening class, participants observed a cooking demo, tasted the prepared meal and took home a recipe card along with the fresh produce needed to make that meal at home. We are continuing this series into the fall of 2014 and plan to collaborate with the Church Health Center in the future for more community projects.
Advance Memphis Visit Advance Memphis
Advance Memphis is an organization in South Memphis focused on “economic revitalization.” Through Biblically-based programs, they strive to empower and aid local individuals to change their lives and their community. Bring It works together with Advance Memphis to pair local families in need with a farm fresh produce subscription through our Pay It Forward program, which allows customers to pre-purchase a produce subscription anonymously for a family in need. Advance Memphis is also a weekly pick up location for Bring It’s farm fresh produce subscription.
Memphis Center for Food and Faith Visit Memphis Center for Food and Faith
The Memphis Center for Food and Faith is a 501c3 nonprofit that facilitates congregational workshops and helps to promote “foodways” for a thriving local economy. The Memphis Center for Food and Faith promotes education and action to link congregations to local urban and MidSouth farms in order to strengthen ministries of creation care and community renewal. The Memphis Center for Food and Faith helped found and fund Bring It Food Hub and remains a strong partner today.
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South Visit YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South
Founded in 1855, the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is a fully inclusive non-profit organization that serves approximately 160,000 Mid-Southerners each year through 9 full-service branches that offer aquatics, fitness and wellness, teen leadership, at-risk youth and senior programs. The branches also offer afterschool care and sports leagues. Fee assistance is available for those who qualify, and no one is denied participation due to the inability to pay. The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is a member agency of the United Way of the Mid-South.
Shady Grove Presbyterian Church Visit Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
Shady Grove Presbyterian currently serves as a weekly pick up location for Bring It’s farm fresh produce subscription. In addition to being a great drop location, Shady Grove Presbyterian chose Bring It Food Hub as a beneficiary for their annual “Race for Grace“.Each year, the governing body of the church works in conjunction with the race committee to choose three beneficiaries that are performing good works in the Mid-South. Our goal is to spread the word about these organizations, and to help them raise funds.
All Saints Presbyterian Church Visit All Saints Presbyterian Church
All Saints Presbyterian Church envisions creating a better neighborhood with its ministries and focuses on helping and healing the needs of the community wherever possible. All Saints and Bring It work together to pair local families in need with a farm fresh produce subscription through our Pay It Forward program. Furthermore, they find recipients for the bags our members donate or forget to pick up. Bring It also helps source produce for the church’s monthly community meals.
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church Visit Grace-St. Luke's
Grace-St. Luke’s describes its outreach as being “built on the Gospel imperative to feed the hungry,” and whether it’s international or right here at home, their efforts are focused on positively impacting the lives of others in a tangible way. Every week Bring It supplies the Grace-St. Luke’s Food Pantry with fresh, local produce in order to further their mission to feed the hungry.
Binghampton Development Corportation Visit Binghampton Development Corporation
“The mission of the Binghampton Development Corporation is to improve the quality of life in the Binghampton Community. As a community-oriented and faith backed entity, the BDC is working to be an instrument of God’s love to reach those in economic oppression.” As an early supporter of Urban Farms and its associated farmers market, the BDC has been a longtime champion of food accessibility in the city. They now serve as a weekly pick up location for Bring It’s farm fresh produce subscriptions.
Germantown United Methodist Church Visit Germantown United Methodist Church
We roll up our sleeves, get involved, and try to change the world!” Germantown United Methodist Church currently serves as a weekly pick up location for Bring It’s farm fresh produce subscription.
Beth Sholom Synagogue Visit Beth Sholom Synagogue
Since 1955, Beth Sholom has provided religious, educational, and ethical guidance to three generations of Memphians. Beth Sholom currently serves as a weekly pick up location for Bring It’s farm fresh produce subscription.